MOSCOW, December 7. /TASS/. The Trump administration may reconsider Washington’s relations with Kiev because of mounting contradictions, Denis Denisov, Director of the Institute for Peacekeeping Initiatives and Conflictology, told a TASS round table on Thursday.
He drew attention to the growing internal political conflict around Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU). "The NABU was set up with direct support from the United States," the political expert recalled. "US citizens have even been appointed to some functional positions. This is due to the fact that the bureau was originally established to control the Ukrainian government to make sure that they can receive information on Ukrainian politicians’ corruption schemes directly."
Denisov noted that "last month’s open standoff on enterprises owned by President Pyotr Poroshenko and relatives of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov was the last straw for the US, whose patience ran out."
"After that Kiev apparently decided that this agency [NABU - TASS)]should be disbanded," he explained. "However, the problem is that the US continues to be the chief lobbyist of its existence."
That said, the expert stressed that, if Kiev’s official stance on the NABU does not change, that will have an adverse effect on the Ukrainian-American relations.
"As a result, the entire relationship between Washington and Kiev could be reconsidered," Denisov noted.